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Taken 2008 No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.

Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment. Exceptions are most likely in the following areas:

  • where the material is in breach of the criminal law, or has been created through the commission of a criminal offence
  • where material or treatment appears to us to risk harm to individuals or, through their behaviour, to society. For example, the detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts, or of illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public health or morals. This may include portrayals of sadistic violence, rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour
  • which make this violence look appealing; reinforce the suggestion that victims enjoy rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour; or which invite viewer complicity in rape, other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour or other harmful violent activities
  • where there are more explicit images of sexual activity in the context of a sex work (see right) In the case of video works, which may be more accessible to younger viewers, intervention may be more frequent than for cinema films.

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Taken
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UK release date UK release: 26th September 2008
 BBFC Age Rating:  18 age rating
US total gross
  $145 Million
Global total gross
  $226.8 Million
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The Ridley Scott directed House of Gucci made its debut at the top of the UK box office this weekend beating out Encanto which came in at number 3.

Outside the top 5 the cinema showing of Anything Goes: The Musical was new at number 7 with £371,879 while at number 11 A Boy Called Christmas was new with £81,228.

Finally in the top 15 was Antim at number 14 with £60,874 and Maanaadu at number 15 with £54,898.

UK box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - House of Gucci (1st weekend)
  • Highest debut - House of Gucci (@1)
  • Longest run - No Time to Die (9 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - No Time to Die (£95.4 Million)

UK box office top 5 breakdown weekend 26th - 28th November 2021

House of Gucci

Hitting the top on its debut weekend the movie stars Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in this true life drama brought to us by maverick director Ridley Scott.

The movie tops the box office with a debut gross of £2.4 Million, the lowest debut since Free Guy back in August 2021.

Although compared to director Ridley Scotts last movie, which also starred Adam Drive, The Last Duel it is far higher as that movie surprisingly underperformed.

The movie has a long way to go in order to beat Lady Gaga's last movie which was the 2018 A Star is Born which took over £30 Million at the UK box office.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Falling to number 2 after a single week at the top is the Ghostbusters sequel which takes just over £2 Million on its second weekend of release, a 51% drop over its debut gross.

This puts the movies total at £7.5 Million which puts it on almost the same footing at the 2016 re-boot, if maybe a little higher.

Encanto

Disney bring their latest animated feature to the big screen only, and unlike the rest of the world where it is the top movie it lands on the UK box office at number 3.

The movie makes its debut with £1.7 Million which is far better than their previous animated feature Raya and the Last Dragon which took less than a million but that was during the pandemic.

Their previous movie to that was Frozen II which made its debut in 2019 with over £15 Million, but this is a new IP and that has a massive built in audience, in all this is not great for a Disney labeled animation.

Eternals

Disney again, this time with their Marvel studios as the Chloe Zhao directed feature falls to number 4 with £586,304, a 52% drop over last weekend.

This gives the movie a total UK gross of £13.8 Million and it is the 10th top movie of 2021.

No Time to Die

The 25th James Bond movie falls to number 5 this weekend with £492,635, a 48% drop over last week which isn't bad for a movie which is 9 weeks on the box office.

The film has now taken £95.5 Million at the UK box office and it takes the honor this week of slipping up to number 3 on the list of all UK time movies having Jumped over Spectre this week.

To go any higher it needs to break the £100 Million mark, a feat only achieved by 2 movies on the UK, Skyfall and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but its probably a feat too far for this movie.

Disney release their new movie Encanto at the US box office this weekend and hit the top of the box office again this year while the much anticipated House of Gucci comes in at number 3 on its debut.

Also making a debut on this weeks top 5 is Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City at number 5 while further down the box office Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie Licorice Pizza makes its debut at 13 with $336,000 and For the Love of Money starring James Caan is new at 15 with $232,000.

US box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Encanto (1st Weekend)
  • Highest debut - Encanto (@1)
  • Longest run - Venom: Let There Be Carnage (9 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Venom: Let There Be Carnage ($209.5 Million)

US box office top 5 breakdown weekend 26th - 28th November 2021

Encanto

Disney release their latest animated feature in cinemas only this weekend and the movie makes its debut at the top of the US box office with a weekend gross of $27 Million.

It was the Thanksgiving week in the US so the movie was released on Wednesday before the big day and the movie has actually taken $40.5 Million since release.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The Ghostbusters sequel falls to number 2 after a week at the top with a gross of $24.5 Million, a 44% drop on its second weekend.

Despite the not so good reception from the review press audiences has enjoyed the movie and this week its total gross sits at $87.7 Million.

House of Gucci

Director Ridley Scott brings his next movie to the big screen and had acting giants Lady Gaga and Adam Driver among other as he brings the true story of the creation of fashion empire Gucci to the big screen.

The movie takes $14.2 Million over its debut weekend of release but again it was released on the Wednesday of Thanksgiving week and has to date taken $22 Million.

Eternals

Director Chloe Zhao Marvel movie falls to number 4 this weekend with a gross of $7.9 Million, a small 27% drop over last weekend, taking the movies total to $150.6 Million and it is now the 7th top movie if 2021.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Director Johannes Roberts takes over helming a Resident Evil movie from Paul W.S. Anderson, and after rebooting the franchise and sticking closer the original video game source he brings the movie to the box office at number 5.

The movie takes $5.2 Million on its debut weekend.

New Disney movie Encanto is the top new movie of the weekend globally as it makes its debut with an impressive debut while House of Gucci also impresses with a number 3 new entry.

Just outside the top 5 Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is new at number 6 with a $10.3 Million opening weekend.

Global box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Encanto (1st Weekend)
  • Highest debut - Encanto (@1)
  • Longest run - Venom: Let There Be Carnage (9 weeks)
  • highest total gross - No Time to Die ($753.1 Million)

Global box office top 5 breakdown weekend 26th - 28th November 2021

Encanto

The latest Disney animated features makes it debut at the top of the global box office this week after a release in 48 countries.

The movie takes $56.3 Million on its debut weekend but with a release over the thanksgiving period in the UK it has taken $69.9 Million to date.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The Ghostbusters sequel movie falls to number 2 after a week at the top with a weekend gross of $13.1 Million from 41 countries, a 45% drop over last weekend.

This pushes the movies total gross over its 2 weekends of release to $115.7 Million.

House of Gucci

Directed by Ridley Scott and starring a host of big names including Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, the based on a true story movie enters the global box office at number 3 this weekend.

Released in 41 countries the movie movie takes $27 Million on its debut weekend and has taken $34.7 Million to date having been released over the Thanksgiving week.

Be Somebody

The Chinese hit movie falls to number 4 this weekend with $21 Million, an 8% drop, and its still only released in a single country, the movie has taken $94 Million to date.

Eternals

The latest marvel movie drops to number 5 this weekend with a gross of $18.1 Million from 50 countries, this is a 46% drop over last weekend and puts the movies total at $368.4 Million after 4 weeks of release.

On the UK box office this weekend Ghostbusters: Afterlife makes its debut at the top after a much delayed release, meanwhile King Richard starring Will Smith is a new entry at number 5.

Lower down the box office we have Petite Maman new at number 12 with £97,321 and Exodus new at 14 with £95,042 .

UK box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife (1st weekend)
  • Highest debut - Ghostbusters: Afterlife (@1)
  • Longest run - No Time To Die (8 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - No Time To Die (£94.4 Million)

UK box office top 5 breakdown weekend 19th - 21st November 2021

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Coming 22 years after Ghostbusters II director Ivan Rietman, the son of original director Ivan Rietman, brings a sequel to the movies which started he much loved franchise.

The movie makes its debut with a gross of £4.3 Million which is almost identical to the 2016 Paul Feig female led reboot.

Although the movie was delayed a couple of times due to the pandemic its been released with quite a bit of hype, although critical reviews have been very mixed it seems to have been well received by audiences.

Eternals

The Marvel movie from director Chloe Zhao drop to number 2 this weekend after a couple of weeks at the top with a gross of £1.2 Million, a 58% drop over last weekend.

The movie has now taken a very reasonable £12.8 Million in the UK and is the 10th top movie of 2021 so far.

No Time to Die

Bonds 25th cinematic outing continues to do well and this week falls to 3 with a weekend gross of £940,075, a 40% drop and the first weekend it has failed to gross over £1 Million.

The total gross of the movie now sits at £94.4 Million, it is by far the top movie of 2021 and will remain there for the rest of the year.

It has now overtaken Avatar on the list of all-time UK movie and by next weekend will overtake Spectre to movie into the top 3 top movies.

Dune

The classic sci-fi adaptation from director Denis Villeneuve fall to 4 this weekend with £634,843, a 46% drop over last weekend, giving the movie a total UK gross of £20.1 Million and its the 4th top movie of 2021.

King Richard

Will Smith stars as the father of tennis superstars Serena and Venus Wiliams in the bio-pic of their rise to fame which lands at number 5 this weekend with £570,316.

The Ghostbusters franchise proves that there is still life after the ill received reboot from 2016 as the Ghostbusters: Afterlife tops the global box office on its debut.

Also making an impact on its debut inside the top 5 is the Chinese movie The Door Lock which makes its debut at number 3.

Outside the top 5 Railway Heros is new at number 7 with $9.4 Million and Will Smith stars in King Richars which is new at number 8 with $8.2 Million.

Global box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife (1st weekend)
  • Highest debut - Ghostbusters: Afterlife (@1)
  • Longest run - Dune (10 weeks)
  • highest total gross - No Time To Die ($734 Million)

Global box office top 5 breakdown 19th - 21st November 2021

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Director Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, brings a true sequel to Ghostbusters to the screen and hits the top of the global box office on its debut week of release with $60 Million from 32 countries.

The movie has has a mixed reception from critics but audiences seem to love the return of the franchise and it has hot the top spot in most of the countries it has been released in.

The movie has some very stiff competition going forward, but for now this return of the beloved franchise has hit the right mark and will probably green light another in the franchise.

Eternals

Marvels latest movie falls to number 2 after 2 weeks at the top with a weekend gross of $33.5 Million from 50 countries on its third weekend of release, a 56% drop over last weekend.

This gives the movie a global total of $336.1 Million over its 3 weeks making it the 10th top movie of 2021.

Be Somebody

The Chinese movie is still only available in the single country and this weekend stays at number 3 with a gross of $23.6 Million, a 17% increase over last weekend.

This gives the movie a total global gross of $20.3 Million after 2 weeks of release.

The Door Lock

Again released only in China this drama from director Orkenbek Baysenbay makes its debut with $19.9 Million and is the fourth top movie of the weekend.

No Time to Die

The James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig falls to number 5 this week from number 2 with a weekend gross of $16.1 Million from 73 countries, a resonable 44% drop over last weekend.

Despite the large drop on he box office the movie has taken $734 Million over its 8 weeks of release and is the 3rd top movie globally of 2021.

the movie does pass a big milestone this weekend, is is the highest grossing English speaking movie of 2021 overtaking Fast & Furious 9 and is only behind the massive Chinese blockbusters of Hi, Mom at number 2 and The Battle At Lake Changjin which is the top movie of the year.

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